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European passenger car market: a period of change

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Report summary

Following the 2008 downturn, road fuel demand from passenger cars is going through the largest period of change in many decades. The radically changed economic environment and European Union (EU) policy initiatives are having significant effects on the passenger car stock, the fuel efficiency of passenger cars and driving patterns. In the coming years, these factors will have a substantial impact on fuel demand.

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  • Executive summary
    • European countries included for the purpose of this Insight
    • A shrinking pool of potential drivers is likely to negatively effect car numbers
    • European diesel passenger cars as a percentage of new registrations and the car stock
    • Alternatively fuelled cars (non-gasoline and diesel fuelled)
    • LPG cars
    • Compressed natural gas-fuelled cars
    • The make-up of the European car stock in 2030
    • Super-credits
    • ‘Super-credits’ and the number of times a ‘super low emission’ car can be counted
    • Eco-credits
    • Efforts to meet the 2015 EU CO2 limits are proceeding better than expected, but …
    • Progress towards EU CO2 limits, (measured in gCO2eq/km)
    • Post-2020
    • Fuel efficiency gains being realised with lighter materials and new technologies
    • The impact of improvements in the fuel efficiency on new cars on the car stock as a whole
    • Fuel efficiency of Europe’s car stock, (measured in Litres/100KM)
    • Average annual kilometres driven by car fuel type
    • The impact of the downturn
    • The impact of dieselisation
    • Total billion kilometres travelled by passenger cars
    • The overall impact on travel distances
  • The passenger car market and road fuel demand by 2030

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  • The European car fleet by fuel type, (measured in million cars)
  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 13
  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 14
  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 1
  • Europe - cars per thousand capita and cars per thousand working population
  • Europe - developed and developing, cars per thousand capita
  • European population, millions
  • Change in German population, millions
  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 7
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  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 11
  • European passenger car market: a period of change: Image 12

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